Chevy Avalanche Says Goodbye After 2013

The unique Chevy Avalanche crew cab pickup is officially entering its final year of production and GM has unveiled the special 2013 Black Diamond Avalanche to celebrate its final year.

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The unique Chevy Avalanche crew cab pickup is officially entering its final year of production and GM has unveiled the special 2013 Black Diamond Avalanche to celebrate its final year.


“More than 580,000 Avalanches have been sold since its introduction in 2001, and Avalanche has won major awards and recognitions throughout its run,” said Mark Clawson, Avalanche marketing manager. “So it is only fitting that Avalanche retires on a high note.”

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“The Chevrolet Avalanche was one of the earliest forays into re-inventing the traditional pickup truck, said Michelle Krebs, senior analyst, Edmunds.com. “It was a vehicle that maintained the traditional truck image and capability but was more versatile for the person buying it for personal use more than work – a lifestyle truck more than a work truck. Other variations on the theme from competitors followed the Avalanche’s debut.”

The Black Diamond Avalanches will feature body-colored bed surrounds and a unique badge on the sail panel. For 2013, a rear camera, rear park assist, power adjustable pedals, fog lamps and remote start will be added as standard equipment on LS models, while LT models have added a standard rear camera. Base prices have been reduced $2,500 with the 2WD Avalanche LS now starting at $35,980.

“Although Avalanche sales have tapered off in recent years, as crew cabs have grown to dominate Silverado sales, we know there are many Avalanche enthusiasts among Chevy customers,” said Clawson. “The Black Diamond Avalanche is our way of saying ‘Thank you’ and making it just a little more attractive to own one more Avalanche.”